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Bob Simpson (#47129308)
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I live in Australia and have long been fascinated by the American Civil War.
I have collected Civil War memorabilia for over 40 years.
In 1979, I purchased some memorabilia from the 117th. New York Infantry, which led to my interest in the regiment.
I have been obsessively collecting memorabilia, surfing the web and FAG for any mentions to add to my research files.
Thanks to many kind FAG volunteers, I have been able to request dozens of photographs to add to my Virtual Cemetery of members of the regiment.
I am currently adding names to the list. I have added over 1,300 so far.
I still have about 500 veterans to locate.
To be able to achieve all this half a world away from the action, is simply unbelievable.
If anyone has a relative who served in the 117th., or any information, I would be most happy to hear from you.



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Kathy Manning
RE: Billington photo request.
Hi Bob,
I'm sorry they were a little blurry. When I get back to that area, I'll retake them for you. I'm thrilled they were in good enough condition to get the information. Many in that cemetery were not.
Best wishes to you!
Kathy
Added by Kathy Manning on Aug 21, 2016 10:09 AM
frwill48
RE: 117th New York Infantry graves
Bob - I see you have some requests in on other 117th members in the Central NY State area. I am close to the Holland Patent and Waterville Cemeteries. I'll give them a try in the next few weeks.

Best regards,

Frank
Added by frwill48 on Jun 05, 2016 7:08 AM
Gary Monigold
RE: James Halen - Civil War vet.
You are welcome Bob. I have a photo of his marker that I will post when I get a chance, but I did not find a military marker there. The survey of the cemetery taken in the 1970's did not show any military info either and they did note such if found. Good luck with your research. Gary.
Added by Gary Monigold on May 08, 2016 8:34 PM
D Tallman
John M. Marriott
Bob,

Sorry I couldn't enlarge the photo. It is actually a jpeg of the photo sent to me and becomes distorted when trying to enlarge it.

Danette
Added by D Tallman on Nov 16, 2015 6:05 AM
TLyons
RE: Orson morse photo request.
Thanks Bob. I was able to find that information and added memorial pages for them.

Tina
Added by TLyons on Nov 12, 2015 5:08 PM
TLyons
RE: Orson morse photo request.
Bob,

Are you familiar with any of the other names on the stone? I was going to post the photo to the memorial pages of the others, but it doesn't appear that pages have been added for them. I'm not sure of their relationship to Orson. I will do some research, but thought that you might know.

Thanks,
Tina
Added by TLyons on Nov 11, 2015 9:31 PM
Patricia Burakow
RE: Moses Aaron Craft.
Thanks Bob,
I'm sorry to say that I don't have a picture of Moses Craft. I have just gotten into Ancestry.com in the last year, so I have just started my research. I guess I'll have to make a trip to Yonkers, NY where I was born to visit the many cemeteries where my ancestors are buried.
Patricia Harty Burakow
Added by Patricia Burakow on Oct 31, 2015 10:57 AM
Patricia Burakow
Moses Aaron Craft
I am trying to find out more about my gggrandfather Moses Aaron Craft and was wondering if there was a picture taken of his grave in St Johns Cemetery in Yonkers, NY.
Thank you
Patricia Harty Burakow
Added by Patricia Burakow on Oct 30, 2015 8:03 PM
Brad Whitney
RE: Wyckoff grae photo.
You're very welcome, glad to be of service!
Added by Brad Whitney on Sep 02, 2015 7:23 PM
Ancestry/searcher
RE: Earl Howard Buchanan.
Hi Bob, I wish I did have a photo of John L. Buchanan to pass on to you - but I don't have any. I do have a photo request up for his grave, so hopefully someone will be able to fulfill that request.
Thank you for answering my question so quickly.

Paula
Added by Ancestry/searcher on Aug 16, 2015 9:21 AM
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